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The secret to a great dive can be as simple as having warm hands and the dexterity to be able to use your camera or feel your valves for a shutdown. Fourth Element’s 3mm and 5mm wet gloves and 4mm and 7mm mitts use stretch neoprene with glued, stitched and welded seams to give a close fit that almost eliminates the entry of water, whilst maximising flexibility and warmth. The carbonite print on the outside of the glove provides good grip and improved durability. The glove liners are designed to work underneath dry gloves or wet mitts offering an additional layer of thermal protection and the Xerotherm wrist warmers were developed to provide an air gap for allowing air to move from the dry suit into the glove and provide thermal protection where it is otherwise difficult to achieve. The 5mm Kevlar gloves are designed to take a beating with fingertips covered, but still offering a surprising amount of dexterity from a Kevlar reinforced glove. Fourth Element supplies the Kevlar gloves to ‘ghost fishing’ net clearance teams all over the world as a means of supporting their work to rid the oceans of this form of plastic pollution.
New for 2018, the Xerotherm glove is an alternative dry glove liner which maximises low bulk thermal protection with outstanding dexterity.
We designed these for scuba diving and anti-wind chill.
You can see the seal around the face is neoprene, for the nice firm seal to prevent water ingress. The rest of the hood is trilaminate that is easy to put on and take off.
You’ll also note the beard on the hood is quite low. It sits under thewetsuit, designed to tuck in and seal within the neck so that it prevents water ingress when scuba diving. You can wear it to keep warm in colder temps because of the membrane in the trilaminate, cutting wind chill.
One of the biggest features is the membrane because it blocks out wind even when you’re wet.
Some customers use it for fishing on the jetties because of the anti-wind chill factor. What we offer is an affordable layering garment that eliminates that wind chill.
In a rough winter with wind and rain you can wear the hood and get out of the wind.
Our 3mm and 5mm hoods have a simple minimalist design with a smooth Glideskin interior and are produced using stretch neoprene to ensure a comfortable fit. The short collar works for both dry and wet suits, and micro holes in hood vent air with minimal water ingress.
The Pelagic boot is a lightweight comfortable warm boot. The addition of the footbed provides a stable chassis and greater comfort when finning and climbing ladders. It also makes them ideal for occasional shore diving. The Pelagic’s outsole gives great grip and comfort, whilst minimising weight. This makes it ideal for travelling and boat diving, but the addition of the ergonomic insole makes the Pelagic a versatile performer, more than capable of shore diving as well.
The Amphibian diving boots are designed for a diver who wants the ultimate in support and protection. A stable footbed and hardwearing moulded outsole make this ideal for regular shore diving. The Amphibian’s hard wearing optimised outsole gives a superior level of grip and maximum stability. This makes it ideal for shore diving, negotiating entry to the water especially over slippery rocks.
This is a lot more than just a sock. It is a sock that utilizes our trilaminate material, so it’s super comfy. It’s one of our most popular items bc when you put it on you realize just how comfortable it is. Some of our staff wear these socks to keep warm in winter.
It’s a sock that’s used for water sports so it’s not an everyday sock. It can be used under a neoprene boot? Or on its own. You can see that at the top it has a neoprene seal that won’t allow water inside the sock.
They are warm, andstylish. The branding underneath is not just a branding feature but also functional as tread. It adds a Nordstrom’s feel. Watersports has a lot of slick surfaces, so the additional tread grip helps.
It took a couple of iterations to find the right design. We were already using our trilaminate material, so it was just getting the fit right.
What took the most time was getting the cuts right. The important part is getting the heel right. Getting the seam above the heel assured us that no pressure was on that seam, so no damage could occur.
Most sock patterns are just two pieces of flat material sewn together. We used a pattern to conform to the shape of the foot, then another to conform to the Achilles heel. We put a lot of effort into getting that right. We knew it was right, when the staff started asking if they could wear them around the office.